Tomorrow marks my first two weeks of a strict Keto reset. I am aiming for slightly more than one month, going through at least the end of March. So far so good. It hasn’t been hard at all to stick to the diet. I did find myself thinking about a nice gin and soda water the other day and I’ve certainly eyed some deserts on … Continue reading First Two Weeks on Keto
For the last 10 years, I’ve been battling severe intestinal cramping. Not all the time, but bad enough that doctors had given me muscle relaxers for the intestines. Bad enough that it could easily keep me out of work for a morning, or in some cases a full day. I couldn’t figure out what was causing it and just assume it was me, that something … Continue reading Dietary Limitations Can Bring Out Creativity
On Wednesday evening, I attended a short writing workshop with the author Mark Matousek. It was quite impactful for a one and a half hour workshop. The very first question he asked was “write about something you tell yourself that you know isn’t true”. Instantly I knew that I had to write about my Imposter syndrome. I’ve been battling Imposter Syndrome my entire career. I’m … Continue reading My Imposter Syndrome Controls Me
Wow. Two days of work and I was able to put it all in the bowl for dinner this evening. As I mentioned in my previous post, I bought the book Ramen Otaku and decided my first culinary goal for 2019 was to make ramen, from scratch. Well, everything from scratch except the noodles. Given I’m not actually supposed to eat very much wheat, I … Continue reading First bowl of ramen… complete.
Over the last several months, I’ve tried to home in on what I felt would be a good focus for my culinary practice, at least for the first couple of months of the year. There were two things that I immediately decided to explore more. Japanese food, specifically sushi and ramen. Modernist/fine dining. I realize those are both HUGE topics that could take a lifetime … Continue reading Starting down the path of Ramen with Ramen Otaku
Now to catch us up a little on my personal development goals… After I completed the Rouxbe Pro Cook course, I signed up for a Professional Certificate of Business Administration program at UC Berkeley. Their extension office makes many of their certificate programs available via completely remote classes. You do have to take proctored final exams, but everything else can be done from your home. … Continue reading UC Berkeley, Priorities, & Marshmallows
As you may have guessed from the name of this blog, I’m terrible about keeping up with it. Life gets hectic and my focus changes like the wind on a summer day. I haven’t posted on here since just a few weeks into the Rouxbe Pro Cook course. It was an intense, amazing experience that kept me cooking almost every day for 5 months. I … Continue reading Completed the Rouxbe Course, in July